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“skull” in British English

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skullnoun [ C ]

uk /skʌl/ us /skʌl/

C2 the bones of the head that surround the brain and give the head its shape:

The soldiers discovered a pile of human skulls and bones.

More examples

  • She fractured her skull in the accident.
  • The bones of the skull are not properly fused at birth.
  • The ancient skull of Peking Man has been pieced together from fragments.
  • The biggest of the bones looked like a piece of skull.
  • You could see the old man's skull beneath his skin.

(Definition of “skull” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“skull” in American English

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skullnoun [ C ]

us /skʌl/

the bones of the head that surround the brain, or infml someone’s mind or head:

He fractured his skull in an automobile accident.
infml Cartoons will fill your skull full of mush.

(Definition of “skull” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)